2 Corinthians 2:4-5 NLT
And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.
I had a chance to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit yesterday while I ministered to an atheist and a satanist on Twitter. I do not go out of my way to step into enemy territory because I have learned that if I do something in my own strength then the Father is not with me and I get trashed. So how this occurred is pretty interesting and totally God's doing.
Thursday night I had an amazing time of praising God in #GodsPraiseRoom on Twitter. The normally hour long session went well over 2 hrs plus and this hashtag was #1 trending, reaching millions of people. It was amazing. Friday morning, a friend of mine, sent me a link to one of Ray Comfort's videos called Hell's Best Kept Secret. I have seen this one before but felt urged to watch it again, and man am I glad I did.
Just after watching the 37 minute clip I got a tweet from an atheist and believed God wanted the video to go to this person. The man was very polite and agreed to watch the video and chat with me about it at a later time. Then just after that a satanist sent me a tweet and I confronted him which led into an amazing conversation.
Later that afternoon the atheist got back to me and we chatted for 2 hrs!!! Now, I cannot say that he is now a Christian, but I can say that I know the Holy Spirit is working in his heart. Although he tried to take me down and pull me into a fight, I didn't veer from the gospel and Scripture and he just couldn't argue with that. In the end, he took a good jab at me and so I just praise GOD because I know he was stirred in his soul and some tender spots of his belief system were challenged.
The conversation with the satanist was really cool too. Although it didn't go on for long it was totally amazing to see God's Word make Satan flee. After quoting some Scripture, the demeanor in the, I think boy, changed from being demonic to defensive. He was totally polite, yet still jabbing but him too, I could see the Holy Spirit work in him.
When we as Christians, will ignore the jabs and underhanded ways of non-Christians, and we stick to Scripture, then the Holy Spirit will do His work and minister to those who are in need. This is a spiritual war and we are caught in between. The fight is between God and Satan, so when we fight wearing the armour of God it is God who will win the battle every time. God's ways are upside down to the worlds way and seem very foolish to those who do not know Him BUT, it works! Scripture diffuses the bomb and they cannot argue against it and it leaves the Word of God on their mind and the Holy Spirit will work in them.
Here's the clip from Ray Comfort, I urge you to watch it as it is really good and helps us to know just how to break up the hard heart and sow in God's Word.
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